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Nov 8, 2012 11:00am PST
. in the highlands of guatemala, weary maya indians welcome a truce, following the peace accords of 1996. a victim of the violence wa, who lives in this house compound with her surviving grandchildren and their families. the pipes that carry this wate t village were an innovation brought by her son. lso leefs touild aoad aspeakingocalanguager)h. translator: wanting those kinds of thingss in the eyes of certain people. it caused mors to go aroun that he's onoing in the ethat good work people. because he's a member of the gueilla organization. naator:the organizan was caolicction. his son, diego, was too young to remember his father a grandfather whenaramilitaries entered his compound in 1982. they beat, bound and took away first his grandfather, and then his father. ( speaking local language ) translator: i heard a shot, and i knew my son was dead. narrator:ten years , a humaamong them,oup exhumed 1doña magdalena's son., ( magdalena shouting ) ( wailing ) narrator: ego, ithe crusng blowatc a hisatr's head.vealed now,0 yes afe murders, diego s grow and mod mala c s farmca longesuorhi
Nov 16, 2012 3:00pm PST
piedras negras, guatemala, the dates on the monuments struck proskouriakoff as very curious. several of the stelae at this remarkable site bear scenes like this. footsteps lead from the base of the stela up along a ladder, then disappear into a niche, to reveal a seated figure. was this a maya god ? on stelae like this, proskouriakoff noted two prominent dates. the first was always followed by this glyph. the second, between one and three decades later, was followed by this glyph. the pattern of the dates together with the scene depicted led to a startling hypothesis. perhaps these stelae depicted not gods, but kings, maya kings on their ascent to power. might the glyphs have recorded their births and ascent to the throne ? proskouriakoff carefully charted these dates. then she theorized that as each new ruler was seated the previous ruler had died. from the birth of one ruler to the ascent of the next, the span of dates never exceeded a human lifetime. clearly, this is not a portrait of a god, but of a young king on a throne. from below, he is watched by a woman -- perhaps his wife
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